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Beating fatality puts Hells Angels pair behind bars Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

Two full-patch members of the Hells Angels were sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for fatally beating a Kelowna man. Norman Cocks and Robert Thomas, part of what local media once dubbed the Rutland 7, were sentenced to 15 years, less time served, for the fatal beating of Dain Phillips. They’ve been in custody since mid-2011, so their remaining time behind bars should amount to just over 12 years. Cocks, 33, and Thomas, 49, were originally charged with second-degree murder for the June 12, 2011, attack on Phillips, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge last week. At the time of their arrest, the two men were the first full patch-wearing Hells Angels charged with murder in the biker club’s history in B.C. Even with a guilty plea to a lesser charge, they’re still forging dubious new ground for the biker gang, while offering new hope to law enforcement groups. “Previous investigations and convictions have made it clear that members of the Hells Angels are involved in drugs, weapons, and violence-related offences,” said Chief Superintendent Dan Malo, chief officer for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia. “Through a co-ordinated and unified effort, CFSEU-BC and its partner agencies will continue to disrupt organized crime groups like the Hells Angels and eliminate their continued threat to public safety.” The Phillips family were in court Wednesday, and offered a victim impact statement that spoke to the character of Phillips, a man who was previously described as a gentle giant. It was a characterization that made his final moments all the more shocking. Police have previously alleged that Phillips set up a meeting so both parties could discuss and work out their differences and put an end to threats that had been escalating in the weeks before. See Fatality A5

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Kidney donor gives dialysis patient hope Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

A social media campaign to find a kidney donor is offering a West Kelowna woman new hope for a healthy future and an unexpected surge of support. Diabetes landed Leona Go-

din, 42, on dialysis for the better part of eight years, and the organ donation list for the last six of those years. “It’s been hard to find a kidney, due to high antibodies, and a rarer blood type,” she said, noting that her blood type is B-positive, which only four in 100 people

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City Hall adds media story fact watchdog to website Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

Kelowna City Hall is now taking its message directly to the public when it feels information reported in the media is wrong. While city spokesman Tom Wilson said the city will still address any concerns it has with the media outlet involved, it has set up a new “For The Record” page on its website to make the corrections itself. He said the webpage will “set the record straight by providing factual information directly to (the public).” And the page already has its first entry, the correction of four facts included in a recent guest column by Soloman Rayek questioning city spending that was published Jan. 29

in the Daily Courier. But despite Wilson, the former managing editor of the Daily Courier, saying the City Hall’s “first choice” is for the media outlet involved to make a correction, both Rayek and current Daily Courier managing editor Jon Manchester said no request had been made concerning Rayek’s most recent column. “I have had letters from city staff in the past about things I’ve written in an editorial, or something (reporter/columnist Ron) Seymour has written or letters to the editor, but nothing about this,” said Manchester. Rayek said he had not been contacted by the city either and he stands by what he wrote. The corrections include the cost of the Bernard Avenue revitaliza-

tion work, ($14 million, not $16 million stated in the column), the cost of the city park washrooms ($500,000 not $1 million as stated in the column) and the unemployment rate in Kelowna in December (7.2 per cent not 17.3 per cent as stated in the column). The city’s “correction” also said the $5 million cost of the new downtown public pier was paid for by a private company, not taxpayers. In his column, Rayek did not say who paid for the pier. Neither Manchester not Rayek said they knew about the city’s new For The Record page before being told about it by the Capital News. But Rayek added that given the fact this year is an election year, he was not surprised the city has taken this tack.

Wilson said with the number of subscribers to its e-subscribe information service, now at nearly 2,000 and growing, increased use of social media by the city to get its messages out (its number of Twitter followers grew to 8,697 last year, a 47 per cent increase, the number of people who like the city on Facebook jumped 49 per cent last year to 1,233), a seven per cent increase in the number of people going to its website and a whopping 82 per cent increase in the number of people accessing the city’s website from mobile devices, the city feels it can get corrected information out faster on its own site than simply relying on the media to publish or broadcast corrections. “We also want to portray information as we see it,” said Wilson, add-

ing in the past there has been a lot of incorrect information—mainly of a “minor” type—reported in the local media that the city has not sought corrections for. Kelowna has modelled its For The Record page on those being used by municipalities elsewhere, one in particular being Boulder, Col., he said. Wilson said in addition to correcting facts, it is hoped the page will also help mediate ongoing debates about city projects and spending. The city is also considering linking information about city projects to the For The Record page so readers can see if the city feels past information reported about the project was wrong. awaters@kelownacapnews.com

Mayor says symphony should get more municipal support Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

The City of Kelowna says it’s happy to give the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra a grant of $55,000 but Mayor Walter Gray wants to know why other valley municipalities are not doing the same. Earlier this week, city council agreed to give the OSO the annual operating grant, along with $25,000 for the Alternator Centre For Contemporary Arts. But Gray asked city staff how much support the OSO gets from other Okanagan municipalities. He said considering the orchestra carries the Okanagan’s name in its title, the orchestra really represents the valley and performs throughout the southern Interior. Sandra Kochan, Kelowna’s cultural services manager, said the Regional District of North Okanagan and the City of Penticton give the OSO a combined annual grant of $19,000. She said Kelowna’s grant accounts for about five per cent of the OSO’s annual operating budget. That had Gray wondering aloud why West Kelowna, Lake Country and Peachland don’t contribute, considering their residents are, in his words, “less than half an hour’s drive away from a symphony concert.” He urged the OSO to press for more financial support from other municipalities in the valley in future. This year’s professional arts operating grants from the city for the orchestra and the Alternator are at the same level as the ones awarded in 2013, said Kochan. One other professional arts group re-

ceived money last year—Ballet Kelowna. It is expected to get the same amount this year that it received last year, $30,000, but city staff are holding off recommending to council the grant be awarded until they receive more information about the dance company’s financial position. Last year, after announcing it would shut down because of a lack of money, an outpouring of community support helped the ballet company rise from the financial ashes. Kochan said its financial projections for this year appear good. Kochan said she plans to bring a recommendation about the proposed 2014 grant for Ballet Kelowna back to council in a few weeks. Meanwhile, the city also awarded more than $150,000 to a number of non-professional organizations for both operating and projects. With $175,000 available, the city received only 17 operating grant applications this year, down from the 22 received last year. On the project side, 10 applications were received for this year, down from 13 last year. Fifteen groups received a total of $102,300 for operating, while all 10 received a total of $51,550 for projects. Of the 10 project grants, seven received 100 per cent of the money asked for, while three received only 70 per cent. The Central Okanagan Foundation handles the vetting of grant applications for the city and recommends how much each should get based on criteria set out by the city.

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TEACHING TOOL…A pair of UBC Okanagan School of Nursing students are taking what they

have learned to help educate nurses in Africa. Inspired by the saying “give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for life,” Darien Miyata and Caitlan Stephens have set out to empower others through education—with hopes to improve the lives of people around the globe. The project began last year, when a group of fourth-year students created a nursing assessment handbook and during their final practicums in Ghana and Zambia gave copies to African nurses. Often, these nurses had only their own hand-written class notes to use as references and Stephens says the handbook created by the UBC students was eagerly received and became a precious resource to the African nurses. When it came time for Stephens and Miyata to choose a fourth-year project, revising the handbook filled an obvious need, says Stephens. “We heard how excited the nurses were to get these handbooks, and the difference it made, so we decided to continue that legacy.” However, this year the project is going to look a bit different.  When a contingent of nursing students, including Miyata and Stephens, head to Africa this spring, they will take more than 100 updated handbooks, plus a collection of interactive learning activities and visual aids to help consolidate the material. The hope is to have a fun-filled day of knowledge sharing between students and the nurses of Ghana and Zambia. The Nursing Assessment Skills and Intervention handbook, printed for free by Kelowna Instaprint, has the potential to change the lives of thousands, says Miyata. “It’s said that knowledge is power, so let’s spread it far and wide.”

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That plan went off course when, en route to the meeting, Phillips’ car crossed paths with two other vehicles and a decision was made to pull over at the vacant intersection. The six-foot-three man then allegedly exited his car and faced a torrent of blows from bats, hammers and other weapons

Hope from A1 “The response has been amazing,” she said. “I didn’t expect it. It’s almost overwhelming right now.” At least two people who came to know of Godin’s situation are embarking on the lengthy process to see if they’ll be a compatible donor, while many others are just offering stories that make the load she’s carrying easier to bear. “You hear their stories, and they’re saying they’ve done the same thing, and it makes you think, if (finding a donor online) happened for them, maybe it can happen for you, too,” she said. A new kidney would change everything for Godin. A mother of three, and grandmother to two, Godin has been very limited in what she’s been able to do in recent years. She walks and exercises every day, to try and stay as healthy as she can for transplant, but she also has to fit dialysis into that schedule every second day and that limits her movements. “If you want to go anywhere, you have to plan a couple months at a time,” she explained. Not all dialysis clinics will take out-of-area clients, and it takes a lot of legwork to find a slot.

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that police have chosen not to disclose. With the 51-year-old on the ground, suffering from his injuries, his alleged assailants then piled back into the two cars they had arrived in. Phillips was transported to Kelowna General Hospital and died the next day as a result of his injuries, with his wife and family at his side. More details about

those final moments are coming to light as the trial for the remaining four involved plays out in a Vancouver courtroom. Cocks’s father Robert, Daniel and Matt McRae and Anson Schell are in the first week of their court proceedings. Charges against Thomas Vaughan, were stayed. kmichaels @kelownacapnews.com

Leona Godin That said, travel wouldn’t be the first thing she’d take up if she were again to reach full health. “I would have a big glass of water,” she said. Godin is only able to ingest a maximum of 1.5 litres of fluid per day, and she has also has to factor in all liquid-carrying foods into that equation. She also has to be vigilant about the foods she eats, as too much of anything could have disastrous effects. “It’s a full-time job,” she said. One she’ll continue for some time as she waits to see if her saviour is waiting on her Facebook feed. Anyone in good health and interested in donating are urged to contact B.C. Transplant at, 1-604-8755182 and ask for a package to donate to Leona Godin. Or go to www. transplant.bc.ca. to learn more about organ donation.

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Civic awards nomination deadline is approaching Time is running out to nominate someone for a City of Kelowna civic award. While the 39th annual awards gala is slated for May 1 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, nominators only have until Feb. 14 to file nomination forms with the city. The awards recognize the city’s man and woman of the year, as well as the efforts of volunteers, athletes, and contributions to the artists and businesses or individuals that championed the environment. They also recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions and achievements in 2013 that directly benefited the Kelowna community. Nominations will be accepted until noon on Friday, Feb. 14, and nomination forms are available at the city’s website: kelowna.ca/residents, at City Hall, and at the Parkinson Recreation Centre. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way) to the attention of Amber Gilbert, or submitted online at the city’s website. Individuals with questions regarding the nomination form are asked to contact Amber Gilbert at 250-469-8967 or agilbert@kelowna.ca. Tickets for the award gala are available by calling 250-469-8811.

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LADY OF THE LAKE…The 11 candidates vying for the title of Miss Kelowna Lady of the Lake were the special guests of the pageant Sponsor Night festivities on Feb. 2, hosted by the Sandlewood Retirement Resort. Each candidate received a rose and banner from their respective sponsors. The contestants are (from left) Bella Thomson, Kaitlyn Anutooshkin, Stephanie Dahle, Grace Callahan, Brooke Mapstone, Miranda Belliveau, Stephanie Coombs, Briana Mesenbrink, Melissa Curatolo, Karlene Meier and Aysha Bedard.

Recycling regulation change applauded An amendment to recycling regulations by the province is being welcomed as good news for the business community by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. “This is a huge relief to our local business community,” said Caroline Grover, CEO of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. “This change exempts the majority of our local businesses, including all of our mom and pop shops, from new costs and red tape.”

The regulation targets packaging and printed paper and is slated to go into force in May. The B.C. government has announced that it will enshrine in regulation an exemption for any B.C. business that meets any of the following criteria: • annual revenues of less than $1 million • less than one tonne of packaging and printed paper produced annually and/or • a single point of retail sale (and not supplied by or operated as part of a

franchise, chain or under a banner). That means that less than 3,000 businesses in the province will be captured by the regulation, out of more than 385,000. Grover noted the Kelowna Chamber supports the principle of extended producer responsibility, but such regulations need to be implemented carefully to avoid unintended consequences. “This exemption correctly balances environmental goals with business needs,” Grover said.

“We applaud the B.C. government for responding to businesses’ concerns and limiting the scope of the program, appropriately, to B.C.’s largest PPP producers.” The Chamber network throughout B.C. raised the alarm about the regulation last summer after businesses across the province were contacted about coming new obligations and fees by Multi Material BC, the agency charged with producing a stewardship plan under the regulation.

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Buyers of new homes in B.C. are protected by Canada’s strongest construction defect insurance. Those who learn as much as they can about their home warranty insurance will get the most out of their coverage. 1. Make note of each coverage expiry date. The home warranty insurance provided on new single-family and multi-family homes built for sale in B.C. protects against different defects for specific periods of time, including 2 years on labour and materials (some limits apply), 5 years on the building envelope (including water penetration) and 10 years on the structure. Review your policy for details. 2. Know what’s covered and what isn’t. Make sure you understand the extent and limitations of your coverage by

reading through your insurance documents. You can also search the HPO’s free online Residential Construction Performance Guide. 3. Make a claim. If you need to make a claim for defects not otherwise taken care of by your builder, be sure to send details in writing to your warranty provider prior to the expiry of coverage. 4. Maintain your home. Maintain your home to protect your coverage, and if you receive a maintenance manual for your home, read it and follow it. 5. Learn more. Check out the Homeowner Protection Office’s Guide to Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia, a free download from www.hpo.bc.ca.

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The Okanagan YMCA is working to maintain the health and independence of local seniors.  Seniors have several program options at the YMCA to keep them healthy and active, with a great place to get started being the Seniors Health Assessment initiative. This assessment is offered for free by the YMCA about three times a year, with the next session to take place Feb. 21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Kelowna Family Y,, 375 Hartman Rd. in Rutland. The Seniors Health Assessment is about 30 to 60 minutes in duration per person and includes a series of tests to assess your blood pressure, cardio-vascular endurance, blood glucose levels, flexibility, estrength agility and more. “In 2008, I had my

right hip socket replaced which is a major surgery,” said Brenda Clarke.  “This was followed by a series of replacements due to painful arthritis— my left hip in 2009; my right knee in 2010 and my left knee and meniscus in 2011.” Many aging adults can relate to Brenda’s health history and are facing similar outcomes each day. Strength, physical fitness and quality of life often decrease with age, but starting with an assessment, regular activity and a strong support system by YMCA staff, future chronic pain and health disease may be prevented. “Between my many surgeries, my doctor encouraged me to walk in the water to improve muscle movement which

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k e n t Kelowna International Airport’s annual Spring Travsel Event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. -to 3 p.m. in the main airport concourse. d This year’s event will highlight the huge range and -variety of spring and summer destinations easily accessible from Kelowna. Together with its airline and travel group partners, YLW will showcase not just the ease of travel but the range of tours, activities and adventures available to travellers from Whitehorse to Europe. The event will feature information booths on air travel, hotels, travel packages and tour groups, while invited experts will provide informative and entertaining talks on available packages and specialty travel such as European river cruises.

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really helped,” said Brenda. “My husband Jim and I participated in Aquafit quite often and today I continue to work out at Kelowna Family Y when able, knowing that without regular exercise, “I wouldn’t be able to get around today.” Brenda and her husband both have Type II Diabetes. Since joining the Y, their blood pressure has improved through their

exercise program and the regular testing offered.  Jim also had heart surgery in 2007. He explained that his doctors told him had he not been in such good shape, the outcome may have been different.  Registration is required for the Seniors Health Assessmentand space is limited. To sign up, contact the Kelowna Family YMCA Member Services team at 250-491-9622.

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Married Life Can Be a reaL GeM This year, my wife Deni and I are celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary. It’s a milestone we both cherish. As you know, there are gems and precious metals associated with certain wedding anniversaries. The 25th Wedding Anniversary is referred to as the “Silver Anniversary” and the 50th Wedding Anniversary is referred to the “Golden Anniversary.” There is also a gem associated with the 30th Wedding Anniversary. Most websites I have visited declare that gem to be either the pearl (traditional) or the diamond (modern). I prefer the traditional gem, the pearl. I had an epiphany when I thought of the pearl in the context of marriage. I want to share it with you.

church during our married life. For 30 years we have experienced good times, the “for better.” We had successes and experienced personal and professional growth. We sowed seeds which grew and we enjoyed a harvest. We also experienced bad times, the “for worse.” We experienced failures and losses. We had enjoyed good health; however, sickness entered into the picture. There were times of plenty and times we had less. Just like the layers of nacre produced by an oyster wrap around the piece of rock or sand to form a pearl, our years together, their successes, failures, wealth, poverty, sickness, and health, formed layers around our vows and created something wonderful.

The pearl is unique in the world of gems. It is not found embedded in rock. A pearl is made by a living creature who calls the ocean home. It takes time for the pearl to be formed. It is made of layer upon layer of nacre, a gelatinous substance secreted by an oyster that hardens. At the center of the pearl is an irritant that the nacre surrounds. The oyster adds nacre in small increments, day after day and year after year, until a beautiful pearl emerges.

God designed married life to be a real gem, a pearl that can get better and more beautiful with each year. Sadly the reality is that, because of life’s challenges and the fault of the husband and the wife, that gem can lose its shine. At times that pearl of great worth is found in danger of destruction because the vows at the center are broken, or the couple simply drifts apart and falls out of love.

I came to see my marriage in the pearl. Like a pearl, marriage has a core. At the core of a marriage are the vows exchanged by the bride and the groom. Deni and I made these vows to one another. I said: “I take you to be my wife.” She said: “I take you to be my husband.” We both said: “to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, as long as we both shall live, and I pledge you my faithfulness.” The Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible teach that when these vows are repeated before God, the Lord blesses those vows and binds the couple together in a process which begins then and there, and continues as long as both live. Jesus said: “But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Mark 10:6-9) From the moment God joined us together, we began to build a life together. In every day, every week, every month and every year that followed our wedding day, the vows we exchanged took on flesh and shape. First we built a nest together, a place we called home. The location and shape of our nest changed over the years. Our nest became home for a new life, our son. We are both people who live to work. Deni worked as a speech therapist for our entire 30 years together. I worked as a lawyer for more than 13 of those years and now serve as a pastor. We both served the Lord during our life together. Deni has always been involved in music and worship in the Church. I served in a leadership role of some kind in the

From time to time, Deni and I faced challenges that came from within us and from outside of us; challenges that tested us as a couple. However God always came to the rescue. Faith and love always were, still are, and will continue to be, the bonding agents that hold Deni and I together through the ebb and the flow of married life. Faith in and love for God, and faith in and love for one another. When we were tested, when life’s storms hit us and challenged our family, what kept us together was our belief that it was our destiny to be together. We were convinced that God had brought us together and had placed the love we have for one another within us. We believed and trusted that if we held onto God and one another, we could get through the storm that had come into our lives. This faith and trust got us through many a storm. When our vows were tested from within, when one of us sinned against and wounded the other, God provided for the sin that tore at the bonds that bound us together. God gave us Jesus, His Son. Jesus paid for our sins when He suffered and died on the cross. God gave us the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. When we hurt one another, the Holy Spirit opened the eyes of the offender so that the sin was exposed. Through the Holy Spirit, we believed that Jesus died on the cross for the sin that challenged our marriage. The Holy Spirit used Christ’s sacrifice to move the offender to contrition, confession and repentance. The Holy Spirit then moved the offender to ask for forgiveness from God, and then the wounded party, for the sins committed. The same Spirit used Christ’s sacrifice to move the one offended to say “I forgive you”, and then soothe the wounded heart. The Spirit continued to work to heal and strengthen our bonds of faith and love in God and one another.

As I look back over the thirty years we have been together, I see that God had taken our “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health,” and made a pearl out of them. This is how God works in our world. He takes the good and the bad and makes something beautiful out of it. In the end, these challenges strengthened the bond of love between us and made our faith, and trust in one another, grow. We came to understand the Apostle Paul’s words: “…We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) God has opened my eyes so that I can see my dear wife as my pearl of great worth. He has added so many wonderful layers to the bride of my youth. He made her a competent professional woman who loves those she serves in the community as a speech therapist and in the Church. He made her a loving, caring and nurturing mother to our son. She loved, cared for and supported my dear mother as she left this life for eternity. She loves and cares for our extended families in a way I never could. I thank God for Deni and our thirty years together. If you are married, I hope and pray that God will open your eyes to the pearls He has given you: your spouse and your marriage together. I pray that God will add layer upon layer to your lives together and will continue to make your marriage a pearl of great value. If your marriage is troubled, if vows were broken or are in danger of being broken, don’t despair: there is hope. Have faith that God can forgive, heal, and restore. God is waiting, at a Church near you. He wants to reach out to you. He wants you to reach out to Him. If you are single, I pray that God will bring you and your pearl together and give you the eyes to recognize your future spouse-to-be. If you have lost your pearl, remember these words: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). You will be together again. To God be the glory! Pastor Ed Skutshek

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iberal leader Justin Trudeau took the debate over the Senate to a new level last week, announcing that the 32 members of the Senate who were part of the Liberal caucus would henceforth be independents. Trudeau, who has been very cautious in coming up with policy moves since becoming party leader last April, was bold and maybe even a bit reckless. But he has positioned his party very nicely. Anger over the entitlements within the Sen-

ate has grown across Canada, and the governing Conservatives struggle to come up with a consistent position on the upper chamber. The Liberals, who have been in power most often, have been the party to benefit the most from the cushy patronage arrangements within the Senate. More than any other party, the Liberals have installed bagmen, former candidates and midlevel functionaries in the Senate. Among the current 32 (former) Liberal senators, there are

two former premiers, two former press aides to prime ministers, a former Alberta Liberal leader, several former MPs and a number of former candidates. Trudeau says his decision shows that his party is serious about Senate reform. He is proposing that all future senators be appointed by the prime minister in consultation with a prominent group of Canadians, and be non-partisan while doing Senate work. He points out that this can be done without re-opening the

constitution, which is the perennial challenge when discussing Senate reform. What Trudeau has done is take the conversation about the Senate to another level, and that is worthwhile. Despite the potential problems posed by Senate reform, it is better to take a step towards Senate reform while waiting for a Supreme Court of Canada ruling on how the Senate can be changed, and Trudeau has done just that.

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eart diseases and stroke take one life every seven minutes. Even more staggering is that 90 per cent of us have at least one risk factor, making it even more important to make decisions in our daily lives that will keep our heart healthy. February is Heart Month, when the Heart and Stroke Foundation and more than 100,000 volunteers fundraise for live-saving research and heart health awareness across the

country. I would encourage you to contribute in any way you can, whether that means canvassing and volunteering for a couple hours, doSteve nating, or sharing inThomson formation about heart health with friends and family. Some risk factors for heart disease and stroke aren’t within your control, like age or family history, but there are lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk. Regular exercise, working with your doc-

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tor to control your blood pressure and weight, eating a healthy diet and reducing stress will all help to keep your heart healthy. Quitting smoking will not only help improve your heart health, but also your overall health. Within a year of quitting, the risk of dying from smoking-related heart disease is cut in half. Within 10 years, the risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half. Most smokers know these risks, but it can be very difficult to quit, and our government wants to help. Any B.C. resident who has active Medical Services Plan coverage can enrol in our B.C. Smoking Ces-

sation Program, which covers 100 per cent of the cost of prescription smoking cessation drugs or nicotine replacement therapy products, like gum or patches, for up to 12 continuous weeks. For more information and details about this program, visit the Ministry of Health’s webpage at health. gov.bc.ca/pharmacare/stop-smoking, or phone 811. My colleague, MLA Norm Letnick, and I participated in a great event in December with the Advanced Coronary Treatment Foundation to celebrate a program that has trained students from five Okanagan high schools in CPR and using a defibril-

lator. The skills and knowledge these students have gained could be the difference between life and death in a medical emergency. Education is one of the greatest tools we have to improve heart health and save lives in our community, and this month is the time to take a look at the resources available to you. Talk to your doctor, visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s website at heartandstroke.com, and look for ways to improve your heart health through manageable changes to your daily habits. Steve Thomson is the MLA for Kelowna-Mission. www.stevethomsonmla.bc.ca


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Cedar Ave lakefront tussle continues To the editor: Our mayor [Kelowna mayor Walter Gray] has now added chain link fencing to his fascinations with re-bar and concrete. This in his war to prevent Cedar Avenue Park becoming what it was designed to be. This city’s charrette by its seven strict “parameters” hamstrings open

public opinion in a direction engineered by the city. There is, in fact, no need for any great consultation over this property as that was decided many years ago by a council with far more long-term vision than those who sit there today. Those earlier councils are on record, when purchasing the properties over 20

years ago, that all of them were bought specifically for a future lakeside park. At least they understood, even in 1987, with soaring land prices and population, the necessity of saving beach-front for the public. Now Gray’s intent is somehow to make money out of all this by breaking the some 1,000 feet

into pieces. It would appear, even with our exploded population, that he believes we already have enough access to beaches. Walter and his crew have, in fact, created a problem where there was none. These city maneouvers seem at the least unethical and, by some, illegal. Just remove the hous-

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Forums done for input on apology to Chinese To the editor: We have now completed our seven scheduled consultation forums and it was gratifying to see so many passionate people stepping up and making presentations about how we can best address historical wrongs by past B.C. governments against the Chinese community. During the forums held in Victoria, Kamloops, Vancouver, Kelowna, Burnaby and Richmond speakers provided us with valuable input as we sought to identify the wording, delivery and legacy of the apology. While views may differ about what a meaningful apology should entail, it is clear that there are many people with passionate views and each adds something valuable as we move forward. Having heard more than 100 submissions and stories throughout the consultation process, it is clear to me how important this apology process is, as is the need to get the apology right. One thing that was crystal clear at the

forums was a desire by many that the apology signify closure, and that we continue moving forward as a welcoming and inclusive society. I think it is fair to say that, while many people had heard about the federally-imposed head tax, many British Columbians were not aware of the historic wrongs that took place in B.C. between 1872 and 1948. That’s why it is so important that we shine a light on this dark part of British Columbia’s history, and acknowledge the past wrongs against the Chinese community. I do believe there is more awareness now amongst British Columbians about the historic wrongs committed against the Chinese people by past governments. And I want to emphasize that from day one, we have asked all British Columbians to participate by attending the forums, or by submitting their views online or by correspondence. And many have. I was encouraged by the extensive media coverage and the conversation it started in the broader com-

try soldiers—all while defending and rescuing a wounded comrade. Smokey received the Victoria Cross for bravery from King George VI and later became a member of both the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada for his work advocating on behalf of Canada’s veterans. When he died in 2005 at the age of 91, his body

was placed in the foyer of the House of Commons to lie in state and Canadian government flags flew at half mast. Smokey was only the ninth person to be accorded this honour. Smokey was a special person. His medals and honours were earned and he wore them proudly. He inspired others and was respected by his peers as a great soldier and by

Non-secular program To the editor: I was at the first SMART meeting in Kelowna last January and have attended ever since (SMART is an acronym for Self Management and Recovery Training). SMART teaches that addiction lies within. The connection between our thoughts and feelings, create our behaviours. The support group is international and has been around since 1994, and now celebrates one year in Kelowna.  SMART meetings are an excellent, anonym-

ous alternative to a  higher power, 12-step based recovery approach. The meetings are serious but also fun. It is helpful to discuss our issues with others who understand and can offer feedback.  We learn about SMART tools, and coping skills which encourage lifestyle balance, leading to a healthy, addiction-free life. Based on feedback and participation people are obviously enjoying the meetings. The local facilitator keeps meetings interesting and informative. He was hon-

oured recently by Center For Inquiry as volunteer of the year for his dedication to helping others who struggle with addiction. Congratulations. I encourage anyone who thinks they may have an addiction, to attend a meeting and check it out. They will find themselves in a friendly and supportive environment, and may even make some friends.  You can learn more at smartrecovery.org. Name withheld for privacy, Kelowna

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many as a great man. On Smokey’s battlefield you did not desert your comrades when they needed help. Had he been alive these past few weeks, I have no doubt Smokey would have said a few choice words about plans by Minister of Veterans Affairs Julian Fantino and Prime Minister Steven Harper to shut seven of nine specialized offices across Canada, including Kelowna, that help special

people—our veterans. Actions speak louder than words. Fantino and Harper have deserted the troops, the veterans and the country. Most importantly, they have not earned the “Honourable” titles they have arrogantly put before their names.  This government owes our veterans the simple dignity of never having to beg for help.

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Two Okanagan College professors have developed a groundbreaking new course in applied sustainability and protecting the local environment. Business professor Arnica Rowan and political science professor Rosalind Warner, along with Okanagan College education technology specialist Ross McKerlich, created a course that differs from traditional online learning on several levels. First off, it’s not for credit, just for fun. It’s also free and open to anyone regardless of whether they are an Okanagan College student. And, unlike similar open online courses, it’s locally focused. “We wanted a deep learning experience that was centred on the Okanagan but open to anyone in the world who wanted to learn how to apply sustainability concepts in their everyday lives,” said Warner. The online course runs over a six-week period starting on Feb 17. The material covers what’s important to people right now—such as food delivery systems and genetically modified organisms, how the environment impacts health and wellness, conservation and ways to live more sustainably, and local consequences of political policies—and offers something new for all level of learners from novices to experts. Another innovative feature is that it uses game theory, which means students complete tasks to earn virtual badges. At each bronze, silver and gold level they can earn three types of badges: Connection Facilitator, Resource Specialist, and Change Agent. The elusive Topic Master badge is awarded to learners who complete every challenge in each section.“The badges enable people to apply what they’ve learned to their daily lives and be rewarded for their efforts,” said Warner. The course starts Feb. 17. To register, visit www. okanagan.bc.ca/opencourse. Registration is now open and students can register any time during the course’s six-week duration.

Wanting to demonstrate a continued commitment to local communities, RBC has donated $20,000 to support the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC) at Kelowna General Hospital. The donation will be directed to the hybrid operating room where state-of-the-art medical imaging devices will be utilized to perform minimally invasive surgery. In a hybrid OR, the human eye is enhanced with the vision of CT scanners, MRI scanners and C-Arms. The need to completely open the patient is avoided with the use of catheters or endoscopes inserted through only a few small incisions. This specialized, fully integrated operating suite allows for innovation in surgical approaches that were once unimaginable. Patients, in turn, benefit immensely from reduced hospital stays, reduced rehabilitation needs and quicker recovery times. “At RBC we believe the health and wellness of local communities is of vital importance. We are long-time supporters of KGH Foundation and proud to play a role in making special-

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A $20,000 donation from RBC will be directed to a new hybrid operating room at the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre. This photo was previously published in the Feb. 4 edition of the Capital News with incorrect caption information. ized, up-to-date medical equipment available”, said Karen Borring-Olsen, regional vice-president Okanagan, RBC Royal Bank. The IHSC, slated to open in the spring of 2015, will save lives by providing medically advanced surgeries for patients from Williams Lake to Osoyoos, Merritt to Cranbrook, and all the communities in between.

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“Every year, over 12,000 surgeries in 12 different specialties will change the lives of patients receiving care,” said Dr. Gary Goplen, KGH’s chief of surgery and cochair of the Be a Lifesaver Capital Campaign. “The Hybrid OR with-

in the IHSC will be the most technologically advanced operating room in the Interior of British Columbia.” To support patient care, the KGH Foundation has endeavoured on its largest fundraising initiative to date, the Be a

Lifesaver Capital Campaign. Its mission is to ensure the IHSC opens fully outfitted with the critical equipment it needs to change and save lives. For information and to learn how you can “be a lifesaver” visit www. bealifesaver.net.

KGH Auxiliary to host Valentine Day bake sale The Kelowna General Hospital Auxiliary will host a Valentine Day Baking and Craft Sale in the newly opened Royal Lobby on Friday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be home baking, Cup’Casions cupcakes and handmade crafts from the auxiliary craft ladies. The auxiliary’s monthly general meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 17, in

the Murray Ramsden Boardroom (in the Centennial building). Social time is 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by the meeting. The purpose of the auxiliary is to raise money to purchase new equipment for KGH through fundraising events and the group’s three fundraising venues in the hospital lobby.  New members are welcome. KGH is located at 2268 Pandosy St.

Tell us your secret to your everlasting love story. We are looking for some unique stories that can be featured in our February 14th edition of the Capital News.

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Two downtown businessmen are putting a new spin on Kelowna’s burgeoning vinyl romance. Peter Jeffery, the owner of Milkcrate Records, and Bernie Wilson, the owner of Bernard Avenue restaurant Fernando’s, have been dedicating one night each week to simply sharing music. Their tools, since the weekly event started in September, have been nothing more than a turntable and a selection of records from the collections of local music fans. They’d sit around, eating some Mexican style nosh and playing their favourite tunes. “We started with a small but fanatical following, but it’s getting more popular,” said Jeffery. Enough so, that they’re considering bringing a DJ around for the once a week event—but not the kind that scratches records, Jeffery stressed. Just an old school DJ,

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From priceless art to peg-in-hole blocks in movies this week tal and evil vampires who wish to do them harm. Although I do not think it will become a successful franchise, I am hoping for the best as the screenplay was adapt-

ed by Daniel Waters, the writer of Heathers which is one of my favourite movies and is directed by his brother Mark Waters, who helmed the similarly themed and successful

Mean Girls. Rick Davis is the general manager of Landmark Cinemas 8 in West Kelowna. landmarkwk_gm @landmarkcinemas.ca

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two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for mortal, peaceful vampires and their half-human/half-vampire guardians. If high school was not difficult enough, they have to deal with immor-

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A plot synopsis of the play: George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, You Can’t Take It with You, premiered at the Booth Theater on December 14, 1936, and had a respectable run of 838 performances. It has since enjoyed several successful Broadway revivals and was the basis for the 1938 Academy Award winning film directed by Frank Capra. Life is pleasantly daft at the roomy uptown New York City home of Grandpa Vanderhof, a lifely little man of 75 who, for the last 35 years, has been determinedly “relaxing” and having fun--collecting snakes and attending commencement exercises. He has a small income from a rented house and an interesting family who, like Grandpa, do just as they please. For information call Bonny @ 250 766 3054 or Darby @ 250 878 5648

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During Lee’s 5 hour fascinating, fun lecture and slide presentation, he will discuss: Reality and Physics, Our Amazing Spiritual Structure, What is it Like to Channel? LEE CARROLL, PhD has channeled Kryon for 25 years worldwide and is the author of the Kryon Series of 16 books in 24 languages. Well known in metaphysics, Kryon books have made the top seller’s list within months of release. One of his books, The Indigo Children, introduced the term “Indigo Children” to the world. Having presented 7 times at the United Nations and in 33 countries overseas, Lee attracts audiences in the thousands.

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meal to our guests. This is a great shift if you and friends want to help out together. Reception Shift: This shift is perfect for anyone who likes to interact with others. Duties include prepping the shelter, assisting guests in getting settled in, playing games and lending an ear while waiting for dinner. This shift is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Overnight Shift: From 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., this shift involves interacting with guests and helping staff with any duties. There is an extra bed in a separate room for the

overnight volunteer to sleep once the guests are settled. Morning Shift: If you are a smiley morning-person who likes to do things instead of chit-chat, this is the shift for you. This shift is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and involves helping guests get ready for the day and cleaning the shelter, to prepare for the evening.

All shifts are scheduled online, so you create your own schedule. Our shelter volunteers benefit from multiple training opportunities. In the near future, workshops will cover: Shelter Orientation, Harm Reduction, Working with Vulnerable Populations, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and Problem Gambling.

Visit our website to find out more and fill out a volunteer application www.innfromthecoldkelowna.org or contact Tara at 250-448-6403 or info@innfromthecoldkelowna.org. These and other volunteer opportunities are available at www.kcr. ca. Click on Volunteer Opportunities Central Okanagan Search. Dawn Wilkinson manages the Community Information and Volunteer Centre at Kelowna Community Resources. 250-763-8008, ext 24 informkelowna@kcr.ca

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who likes to spin records. Whether that happens, or not, however, it’s all a throwback to the days before MP3s, and Jeffery thinks it reflects a larger desire to slow down and reach back to simpler times. “As things get more

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technical, the natural reaction is to go back to analog experience…and (records) are a sharing medium,” he explained. “Opposed to somebody walking around with their headphones on, listening to an iPod; records come with artwork, information about the band, and the warmth of the sound.” Growth of weekly sessions for vinyl wonks may show some of that community’s need to roll back

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the clock, but more evidence can be found in Jeffery’s bottom line. Milkcrate Records opened two years ago in March, and in the time since, when many big-box style music shops atrophied, they’ve grown. “Our sales were up 45 per cent at Christmas,” he said, noting that they don’t just sell old vinyl. They stock CDs, new records and an array of the preloved variety in just about every genre. And their customers are as varied as the product carried. “We get a lot of vinyl enthusiasts who never gave it up, and they’re just carrying on. But they’re just looking for first pressings,” he said. “But 70 per cent of our crowd is under 35 years old.” Helping build that audience are indie bands. Jeffrey’s children are musicians, and he used to take them to the Habitat, where they’d open for headliner bands. “Inevitably, they would say: ‘Hey, we have a new record out, we’ll sign it for you’,” he said. That was in the early 2000s, and the trend never really changed, creating a whole new generation of vinyl lovers. “It’s pretty neat to see the enthusiasm of the fan,” he said. To take some of your favourite vinyl for a spin, or to hear others share theirs, keep an eye out for events at Fernando’s. There was a January hiatus for the event, but Jeffrey said it’s starting up again soon. kmichaels @kelownacapnews.com


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Rutland Elementary School Community Connection February 2014

Daily Five in BCSPCA National Cupcake Day Action at RLE

Many teachers at Rutland Elementary have embraced “The Daily Five” in their classrooms. Research shows that “the best way to become a better reader is to practice each day, with books you choose, on your just-right reading level. It soon becomes a habit.” (Boushey and Moser, 2006). “The Daily Five” is a structure that allows students to have voice and choice while enhancing their literacy skills. Students have five choices: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Work on Writing, Word Work and Listen to Reading. It is through this structure that the students at Rutland Elementary are developing the attitudes and skills necessary to become lifelong readers.

Namrita and Eva, Grade 1 & 2 – Read to Someone

London, Grade 1 – Work on Writing

RUTLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WILL BE HOSTING THEIR 2ND ANNUAL BCSPCA NATIONAL CUPCAKE DAY fundraiser for the animals February 20. We had amazing success last year with our cupcake sale, raising over $500 for our

local BCSPCA. Rutland elementary school is full of caring, compassionate students who want to make a difference in their community. We are looking forward to another delicious day in support of the animals! 

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Kyla, Grade 2 – Read to Self

Standing on one foot in skates is like trying to balance on a pogo stick. Bradey

Falling on ice is as painful as having a horse step on your foot. Serena

Wearing skates is like getting jammed your feet jammed into a toddler’s size one shoes. Hannah

Trying to put on skates is as difficult as free-hand rock climbing. Serena

Trying to stand in skates is like putting on a woman’s highheeled shoes. Hannah

Falling on ice is as hurtful as getting a thorn in your foot. Karanveer

Wearing skates for the first time is like squeezing ten people into a tight box. Simer

Finding a pair of skates that actually fits is like finding your puppy that was lost for 10 000 years. Paige

Falling on your elbow on the ice hurts as much as getting a needle. Isaak

Skating on ice is like gliding through the sky. Jessica

Falling on ice is as hurtful as losing a best friend. Jenny

Colton, Grade 1 – Working with Words

Ashton, Grade 2 – Listening to Reading

Skating for the first time and falling is like running into a wall. Jessica

Tight skates are like wearing baby shoes. Brady

Wearing skates on ice is like walking for the first time. Tanisha

When you stop on skates, the snow spray from your skates is like when you hit a bag of icing sugar. Mathias

Trying to stop on skates is as hard as climbing a tree with no branches. Haley

GRADE 1/2 TRIP TO OKANAGAN SCIENCE CENTER

This hands on experience is always a hit with our students!

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Even as a preschooler, it was as if Ryan Moffat already knew exactly what sport he was cut out for. “I don’t really remember it, but when I was four, my dad gave me a choice between skiing and playing hockey,” said Moffat, 15. “I chose skiing and I’ve always been happy with that decision. It’s what I like doing, more than anything.” Eleven years later, the decision appears to have been prophetic as Moffat has developed into one of the top young skiers in all of B.C. A member of the Big White Racers, the Joe Rich product is fresh off one of the most impressive performances of his young, competitive career. Moffat won both combined slalom events last weekend at the long-running TECK Enquist Slalom race at Penticton’s Apex Resort. The two gold medals in the U16 division gave Moffat the overall title and the TECK Enquist Cup, the first Okanagan skier to capture the honour in the 78-year history of the event. “No one outside the coast had ever won, so

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KELOWNA’S Ryan Moffat raced to two gold medals and the overall title at the TECK Enquist slalom last weekend at Apex Resort. Ryan has brought the Okanagan some big bragging rights,” said Big White Racers head coach Trevor Haaheim. Regarded by his coaches as a fearless racer who holds nothing back, Moffat has had his share of crashes, missed gates and unfinished races over the years. That made last weekend’s win doubly satisfying for the Rutland Secondary student. “It felt pretty good,” Moffat said of the two gold medals. “I hadn’t finished a combined slalom yet, so to put all those races together and get some consistency was great. I only finished two of my nine training runs before the race, so I’m beginning to use tactics better and ski smarter. It paid

TECK Enquist Slalom Results for all Big White Racers: • Ryan Moffat, two gold U16 boys • Zane Torres, silver and 4th, U16 boys • Trygg Nelson, 6th, U16 boys • Ella Alfonso, silver and 3rd, U16 girls • Olivia Baldassare, 6th, U16 girls • Brooke Lukinuk, 6th and 7th, U16 girls • Olivia Kirby, two gold, U18 girls • Scout McWilliams, silver, U18 girls off for me.” His coach, Wade Christie, has watched with great satisfaction over the years as Moffat has grown and developed into an elite racer. “First and foremost, he loves it, there’s nothing he’d rather be doing,” Christie said of Moffat.

“He really has a knack for focusing, and the more difficult the competition, it seems the higher he raises his level. It’s a rare thing to see, but Ryan is an athlete who races better than he trains. He has a lot of talent and skill, but he works really hard, too.” Christie has watched

few young skiers who attack the hill as aggressively or with more fervour than Moffat. And while that style carries with it a level of risk, Christie said Moffat is learning how to harness and channel those abilities into positive results. “Even though he’s made that way, he knows he can’t just charge into every situation,” Christie said. “He already knows how to go for it, you just can’t teach that raw lack of fear. “Now he’s maturing as an athlete, he’s picking the right times and places and he’s getting results. He’s a special athlete and a humble kid…whatever he has to do to get better, he’ll do it.” As far as the future is concerned, Moffat would

like to soon make his way onto the FIS circuit, the next step up the ladder in competitive skiing. Further down the road, like any aspiring young skier, Moffat would like to get a taste of the Nor Am and World Cup circuits. But for now, the talented and driven 15-year-old simply intends to enjoy everything skiing has to offer. “I’d say skiing for me is about 60 per cent competitive and 40 per cent fun,” he said. “I love going fast, and I like the feeling of being free that skiing gives you. Even when I get a break from racing, I still push it as hard as I can…that’s just how I am.” whenderson @kelownacapnews.com

There aren’t many challenges that have gotten the better of the Kelowna Rockets this season. The Western Hockey League’s top team will be put to the test again this weekend as the Rockets play three games in four days at Prospera Place— all against opponents in the upper reaches of the league standings. The Western Conference-leading Edmonton Oil Kings will pay a visit Friday, the Victoria Royals make a stop here on Saturday, while the Seattle Thunderbirds will be in town for holiday showdown on Monday afternoon. Heading into this week’s action, Edmonton was third in the overall standings, Victoria was fifth, and Seattle sixth. All three teams have scored victories over Kelowna this season. “Those are all solid teams, we’ve had some tough games against them,” said Rockets head coach Ryan Huska. “We have to make our building a hard place to play for any opponent that comes in here. We’ll need our best effort against all of those teams.” The Rockets are in the midst of a busy stretch at home with six of seven games at Prospera Place. Kelowna opened a fivegame home stand Saturday with a 7-3 win over Kamloops, then hosted Red Deer Wednesday. A score wasn’t available at press time.

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The West Kelowna Warriors’ pursuit of their first BCHL Interior Division title continues this weekend with a pair of road games. On Friday, the Warriors will visit the Merritt Centennials, followed by a stop in Prince George on Saturday. The Warriors are coming off a 5-2 win over the Silverbacks Tuesday in Salmon Arm. Liam Blackburn, Matt Anholt, Taki Pantziris, Seb Lloyd and Ben Tegtmeyer scored for the Warriors who went 6-1 in the season series against Salmon Arm. Cody Porter made 24 saves in the West Kelowna net. Tuesday’s win temporarily pulled the Warriors into a tie for top spot in the Interior Division with Penticton, but the

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Vees were at home to Trail on Wednesday. A score wasn’t available at press time.

CHIEFS ON ROAD…

The Kelowna Chiefs are on the road for a pair of KIJHL games this weekend. On Friday, the Chiefs will visit the 100 Mile House Wranglers for the first time, followed by a stop in Kamloops on Saturday night. Kelowna is on a threegame winning streak after taking down the Princeton Posse 3-1 Tuesday at Rutland Arena. Adam Beatty led the attack with two goals and an assist. The Chiefs, who lead the Okanagan Division by seven points over Summerland, will play their final home game on Feb. 21 against the Steam.

Telemark racers Telemark Nordic Racers were a notable force yet again at the second B.C. Cup of the season hosted by the Overlander Ski Club at Stake Lake south of Kamloops. Almost every member of the team was able to compete in two days of great racing that saw familiar faces on the podium and others edging their way closer. Highlights included Alexandra Myshak-Davis, Kurt Behnson, and Gareth Williams placing first on both days. Nikhil Filatow, Garrett Siever, and Jasmine Filatow also had one firstplace finish each. Day 1 Individual Start Free Technique Results: • Open Men—Kurt Behnson 1st •  Junior Boys 1—Gareth Williams 1st, David Walker 4th •  Junior Women—Alexandra Myshak-Davis 1st •  Junior Girls 1—Dana

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Allen 7th • Juvenile Girls 2 — Madeleine Ertel 4th, Veronika Dimova 6th •  Juvenile Boys—Rowen Webster 14th •  Midget Boys 2—Ian Williams 4th, Ben Shipley 8th, Matt Shipley 13th •  Midget Boys 1— Hamish Graham 4th, Cameron McInnes 6th, Carter Fortney, 10th •  Midget Girls 1—Sally Haaheim 6th, Michelle Kraetzer 14th, Abigail Ertel 17th •  Bantam Boys 1— Gregor Graham 4th, Ian Mayer 5th, Erik Haaheim 8th •  Bantam Boys —Grayson McKinnon 4th, Tristen Lee 7th, Connor Hobbs 8th • Bantam Girls 2—Sophie Lachapelle 11th • Pee Wee Boys 2—Nikhil Filatow 1st, Garrett Siever 3rd • Pee Wee Boys 1—Justin Siever 4th • Pee Wee Girls 2 Andrea Kraetzer 5th •  Pee Wee Girls 1—Tamasin Graham 3rd • Atom Girls—Calla Haaheim 4th On Day 2 the team had great support from the parent volunteer wax technicians and coaches. This crew helped lead the team to 17 top five finishes with a team of 32

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MICHELLE Kraetzer, Sally Haaheim and Abby Ertel were among the Telemark Nordic Racers at the B.C. Cup race at Stake Lake Cross Country Ski Area near Kamloops. racers. The Midget Boys category continues to be competitive and Telemark Racers will now be able to add Matt Shipley to the team of Ben Shipley and Ian Williams for the upcoming BC Games. Day 2 Mass Start Classic Technique Results: • Open Men—Kurt Behnson 1st •  Junior Boys 1—Gareth Williams 1st, David Walker 2nd •  Junior Women—Alexandra Myshak-Davis 1st •  Junior Girls 1—Dana

Allen 9th • Juvenile Girls 2—Madeleine Ertel 3rd, Veronika Dimova 6th •  Juvenile Boys—Rowen Webster 13th •  Midget Boys 2—Ian Williams 3rd, Ben Shipley 6th, Matt Shipley 7th •  Midget Boys 1— Hamish Graham 5th, Cameron McInnes 6th, Carter Fortney 9th •  Midget Girls 1—Sally Haaheim 5th, Michelle Kraetzer 10th, Abigail Ertel 17th •  Bantam Boys 1—Ian Mayer 3rd, Gregor Gra-

ham 5th, Erik Haaheim 9th • Bantam Boys2— Grayson McKinnon 3rd, Tristen Lee 8th, Connor Hobbs 9th • Bantam Girls 2—Sophie Lachapelle 7th • Pee Wee Boys 2—Garrett Siever 1st, Nikhil Filatow 3rd • Pee Wee Boys 1— Justin Siever 4th •  Pee Wee Girls 2—Andrea Kraetzer 5th •  Pee Wee Girls 1—Tamasin Graham 3rd • Atom Girls—Calla Haaheim 4th.

Western Canada Basketball

The 41st annual Interior Savings Western Canada Basketball Tournament tips off Thursday afternoon at KSS. Here’s a look at the opening round of games: Thursday, Feb. 6 2:30 p.m. Regina Balfour vs Holy Cross Crusaders 4:15 p.m. Winnipeg Oak Park vs Burnaby South 6 p.m. Bishop O’Byrne, Calgary vs Walnut Grove 8:15 p.m. Kelowna Owls vs Jasper Place, Edmonton. The championship final will be played on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. at KSS.

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See website for full details: www.okstorycontest.org WHO: Open to all residents of BC’s southern interior. All ages welcome. WHAT: Must be original, unpublished works of fiction, 1,000 to 4,000 words. Enter as many stories as you like – include entry fee for each story. WHEN: Winners will be announced in March at a public event – winning writers are invited to read from their work. FEE: $15 entry fee (money order or cheque payable to The University of British Columbia).

DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked on or before Friday, February 21 or must be received at the Creative Studies office of UBC Okanagan by that date. WHERE: Mail or deliver entries to: Okanagan Short Story Contest c/o Toby Wesenberg Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies 153 CCS Building UBC’s Okanagan Campus 3333 University Way, Kelowna BC V1V 1V7

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Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance or up‑to‑date WorkSafe BC coverage to register, you will have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects. Only owned or lease‑to‑own equipment is eligible for registration. Equipment may only be registered in one area in any given year. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. The deadline for new registrations is midnight on Friday, March 14, 2014. Late registrations will be accepted, but may appear at the bottom of the open list. Note that there is no charge for registering new equipment, or for changing or deleting equipment information already listed.

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Bantams take Vernon, off to OMAHA final

The Kelowna bantam tier 1 Rockets are on their way to the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association championship final. The Rockets edged Vernon 3-2 on Saturday at Memorial Arena to take the best-of-three semifinal two games to none. m The series clincher came a day after Kelowna won the opener in the series, 6-2 on Friday night in rVernon. “I’m pleased with the way the guys played in both games,” said Rock-ets coach Tom Watters. l“We capitalized on pretty much every chance we got in the game up in Vernon. In Game 2, the score wasn’t really indicative of -the play. We had close to 50 shots on goals, so really carried the play.” The Rockets will now face Kamloops in the best-of-three league finale, beginning the weekend of Feb. 14 and 15. Kamloops went undefeated during the OMAHA regular season at 12-0-1, while Kelowna went 9-4. In head-to-head

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KELOWNA bantam tier 1 forward Michael McCready looks for a rebounds as Vernon goaltender Kieran Watts tries to cover up the puck in Okanagan Mainline playoff action Saturday at Memorial Arena. matchups, the Rockets won once in four tries against the Blazers. “They’re a very good team, one of the top four

Sweetheart Tourney faces off Friday One of the largest sporting events of its kind in Canada will take to the ice this weekend in Kelowna. Ninety teams and close to 1,250 players from B.C. and Alberta will converge on the city for the 2014 edition of the Sweetheart Ringette Tournament. Play begins Friday in 10 divisions—from U9 to U18 and over—at Rutland, Memorial, Winfield, CNC and Royal LePage arenas. Regardless of the year and the economics of the

day, the tournament continues to fill up with close to 90 teams attending. Tournament director Melissa Elsom says the ongoing success of the event is due to both the popularity of the Okanagan as a destination, as well as the concept behind the tournament. “People really like coming to Kelowna because it’s a tourist destination and they can do and see other things while they’re here,” said Elsom. See Ringette A20

teams in the province,” Watters said of Kamloops. “They have three top players, so if we can limit them and take their

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Heat visit T’Birds in Can West hoops Both UBC Okanagan basketball squads will have their hands full this weekend as they travel to Vancouver for Canada West action. The Heat men and women will take to the hardwood Friday and Saturday nights against the UBC Thunderbirds. Both UBCO teams

sport 3-15 records heading into the weekend. The UBC women are 13-5, while the Thunderbirds are 9-9 in men’s play. Last weekend, the Heat men came close again but ended up on the short end on both nights. On Friday, the Winnipeg Wesmen overcame a sev-

en-point halftime deficit to defeat UBCO 65-60. Second-year Heat guard Mitch Goodwin had a game-high 17 points, including perfect 5-for-5 from three-point range. On Saturday, UBCO fell 76-68 to the Manitoba Bisons. Fifth-year wing Landry Ndayitwayeko led the Heat with 18 points on

6-13 shooting including 3-7 from the arc. In women’s play, Winnipeg upended the Heat 72-45 on Friday. Rookie Shenelle Tamminen continued to impress as she led the Heat with seven points and 11 boards. “They were more focused and played with more intention,”coach

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While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only, calculated at the appropriate discount level. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

FIND YOUR SOMEONE SPECIAL with a personal ad. A Special price for you to help you find LOVE. 5 lines 3 inserts (1 week) $29.00 + tax We also have Box #’s for an additional $8.00 Classified at 250-763-7114

LOST: cat “Binky”. Large short-haired all white cat, black mark on nose. Glenmore area. REWARD. Please call 250-762-5408 LOST prescription glasses with sunglass clip on the Westside around Elliot Rd. Saturday Feb 1st Call 250768-3478 LOST while shopping, old fashioned light brown cane. Sentimental. Please call 250860-4314 if found

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

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DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS Experienced Class 1 Dump Truck drivers needed for Northern BC. Accommodations provided must have own Tickets, H2SALIVE & WHMIS. Must have Northern BC/Alberta winter driving experience. Must be available immediately, have own transportation and be reliable. Wages depending on experience. Please fax resume and abstract to: 250-546-0600 parris@ricknickelltrucking.com No walk-ins or phone calls please. Only those considered will be contacted.

Obituaries

Obituaries

Employment Business Opportunities

Obituaries

MEYERS, JUDITH

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

HEMMINGER, SELMA After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Selma Hemminger went home to be with her Lord on February 3, 2014 at the age of 83 years. She was born on March 14, 1930 in Poland and immigrated to Canada in 1938. Selma will be greatly missed by her loving husband Adolf, with whom she enjoyed 62 years of marriage. Mom will also be missed but fondly remembered by her children, Cecelia (Harold) Jantz, Gail (Bob) Hildenbrandt and Robert (Sheila) Hemminger; 7 grandchildren, Rachael (Aaron), Heather, Emma, Travis, Jeffrey, Rochelle and Melissa; 2 great-grandchildren, Lily and Adelyn; and sisters Wanda (Eric) Hemminger and Gerda (Norm) Coull. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Anna Guderjan. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:00 am at First Lutheran Church in Kelowna, BC – 4091 Lakeshore Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either First Lutheran Church (Global Mission Fund) or to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (WWW.CCFC.CA). Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com 250-860-7077.

ORCHARD Workers needed from June 1st - Oct. 30th, $10.33/hr. Picking, all piece work. Call 250-317-6384

Obituaries

“Memories made to last”

(nee Bowser)

It is with great sadness and loving memories that we announce the passing of Judi Meyers on January 31, 2014 at the age of 61. She is survived by her daughter Danielle (Ian); two grand-children, Alyssa and Curtis; her son Chris (Kristin) as well as her three sisters, two brothers and their families. Judi was a loving Mom, Nana, sister, aunt and a wonderful friend to all. She will be greatly missed by many. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00am on Friday, February 7, 2014 in the reception hall of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd., Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3.

Farm Workers

BILGA Farms, 1350 Horning Rd, Kelowna, $10.33/hr, up to 50hrs/week, farm work, able to lift 30lbs, own transportation, work wknds & all of growing season.Email bilgafarms@hotmail.com or Call 250-212-4431

Toll Free: 1-800-665-4143 (BC)

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

15818 Industrial Ave. Summerland, BC V0H 1Z6 www.gracogranite.com

Career Opportunities

Position Title:

Mechanical Inspector, Mica 5/6 Projects

Employer:

Columbia Hydro Constructors Ltd.

Job Description: Mechanical Inspector needed to perform inspections specifically related to the assembly of two 500MW Turbine/Generator Units at the Mica Generating Station. The candidate must • Ensure adherence to contract specifications • Monitor and record progression of work • Ensure quality work practice and quality product Preferred Experience: • Familiarity with hydro-electric power generation equipment • installation or maintenance • Experience working in large mechanical equipment maintenance, • assembly or construction • Experience with the levelling, alignment and installation of machinery • Knowledge of various welding applications and methods Skills/Abilities: • Ability to read, review and mark-up drawings. • Competent in performing steel, cable and piping quantity calculations • Strong computer skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills The successful applicant will be required to work under a collective union agreement and required to live in a camp located at Mica Creek BC, 140 kilometres north of Revelstoke. Shift duration will be 14 days on, 7 off. Nightshift work may be required. Resumes will be accepted until 8:00am on 14 February, 2014; only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. To Apply: Please email or fax resumes to: Columbia Hydro Constructors Ltd. Fax: 250-805-4340 Email: chcgeneral@bchydro.com Wage: $29.71 to $33.76/hr depending on experience


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Employment

Farm Workers

Employment

Employment

Farm Workers

JOE GRAZIANO Orchards in Kelowna, needs orchard workers start April 15th - Nov.1st40 hrs/wk $10.33/hr. Duties include pruning, thinning, cut grass, irrigating, picking & other general duties of orchard work. Apply by fax 250-7120269 or call 250-860-2644

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

GHUMAN Farm (3553 Bemrose Rd. & 3286 McCulloch Rd. & 3707 Hart Rd.) in Kelowna needs Farm Workers, April - end of Oct., 40hr./wk, $10.33/hr. Call: 250-317-7908, buta_ghuman@hotmail.com HARMAN Sidhu Orchard Kelowna needs Farm Workers, thinning, picking, pruning $10.33/hr. or piece rate, up to 40-60 hrs. per wk. April 1st to Oct. 31st, Sukh Sidhu, 1655 Geen Rd. Kel. 250-491-1829 SUN City Cherries 4759 Lakeshore Rd Kelowna req’s Farm Labourers. Pruning, picking, packing, sorting and general farm work. Seasonal. 40hrs/wk minimum 7days/wk. $10.33/hr or piece rate. 10 positions starting March 1, 2014. 100 positions starting July 1st. Email resume: suncitycherriesjobs@shaw.ca 250-764-1872

Help Wanted CAUTION

While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.

Seasonal Farm Laborer

Seasonal Laborer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd, Lake Country. No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately May 1, 2014. Work includes, but is not limited to, tree planting, pruning and irrigation. Pay $10.33/hr. Accommodation provided if required. Apply by fax at: 250766-0813 or send email to: jobs@coralbeach.ca RH Wheel & Brake has a position opening up for a reliable and honest wheel alignment and brake mech. with a clean driving record. Drop off resume to 1890 Braon Rd. No phone calls please

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Kelowna. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 33 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. #200-1628 Dickson Avenue. Kelowna, BC V1Y 9X1

Education/Trade Schools

Employment

Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various sawmill positions including Heavy Duty Mechanic (Journeyman or Apprentice). Millwright and Fabricator. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.

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The Home Depot

National Hiring Day Wednesday, February 12th, 4pm-8pm Walk into any Home Depot Store if interested in available employment opportunities and have an opportunity to meet our management team! We offer a full range of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions to deliver the best possible service for our customers. • Cashier • Freight Associate • Kitchen Designer • Sales Specialist (Expert Level)

• Sales Associate • Overnight Associate • Tool Rental Associate • Appliance Sales Associate

Join us at your local Home Depot and learn to unleash your inner orange. To expedite the application process, please bring your application confirmation # (ends in BR) and 2 pieces of government ID (one with a picture).

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DIRECTOR OF SUPPORT SERVICES

NOCLS is accepting applications for a key leadership position. This role works within an organization founded in 1984, dedicated to “Everyone is a valued member of the community experiencing respect, dignity and happiness”. This position contributes to the overall success of the organization by eɈectively and strategically leading the support services functions of the Society. The role requires exceptional leadership ability and commitment to providing person-centered services. General areas of responsibility include: • Strategic organizational planning and development of support services. • Continuous program design and evaluation. • Quality assurance and accreditation. • Policy development and implementation. • Direct supervison. 'esired 4ualiðcations: An innovative, dynamic professional with a passion for social change; A commitment to applying skills to achieve positive social impact; 5+ years of broad-based experience; Outstanding Communications skills, both written and oral; Proven personnel management skills; Degree in Management, Business, Communications or related discipline. This is a full time opportunity, with a competitive salary and beneÄts package. Applications should be submitted by February 12, 2014, submit to NOCLS 2400-46th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 9N5 or email garry. molitwenik@nocls.com

Advertising Representative The award winning Capital News has an opportunity for an Advertising Representative that is a result-oriented individual who enjoys working independently. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to develop new business and create strong marketing programs for our print and online publications. The winning candidate will be a team player that is organized, competitive and driven to help clients develop their marketing strategies. You have built your career on relationships and understand the importance of consulting with clients about their objectives and developing solutions that help them achieve their goals. Our environment is fast-paced and no two days are the same. A valid drivers license and a vehicle in good working condition is required for this position. The Capital News is delivered every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to over 46,000 homes in the Central Okanagan. We are a part of the Black Press family, Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 150 community, daily and urban papers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Reply in confidence with resume by February 7, 2014 attention: Karen Hill 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 Fax: 250-862-5275 Email: khill@kelownacapnews.com No phone calls please.

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Help Wanted

Employment

Employment

Trades, Technical

Services

Services

Are you into exercise, motivated and wanting some extra income?

Help Wanted

Labourers

Mind Body Spirit

Holistic Health

QUALITY Manager wanted at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. 16351 Carr’s Landing Rd. Lake Country B.C. Applicant must have a minimum of 4 years post-secondary education, 5 years’ experience managing a cherry sorting room, as well as a minimum of 3 seasons experience managing optical cherry sizing equipment. Successful candidates must have in depth knowledge of cherries and cherry grading, Global Gap requirements, including quality control and Phytosanitary systems. Applicant must be capable of working 6-7 days per week, 10-12 hours a day from June 15 to September 15, 2014. Work includes, but is not limited to developing and maintaining food quality systems, managing 100+ sorting and box filling workers while maximizing efficiencies and ensuring quality from the field. Pay range is $28-$40/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0183 or email at: jobs@coralbeach.ca

PROFESSIONAL House Cleaner: strong work ethic, work un-supervised in physically active job. Avg wage: $15.30/hr (after Prob). Additional increases based on merit. Company car for the right person. 764-6287 maximaid@shaw.ca

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. www.gladiatorequipment.com fax 1-780-986-7051. hr@gladiatorequipment.com

$49.00/Hr! All Bodies Welcome! Real Massage. Various Techniques. Guaranteed Best. Call Linda Today! 862-3929

Chi & Chinese Alternative Health Care for mind, body & soul. Magic hands for pain, stress - $40 & up, text or call 250-486-2199 In/Out - Cherry Lane area www.chi-healing.net

Help Wanted

Capital News is looking for a person or persons with a reliable vehicle to deliver newspapers door to door in the Kelowna and Westside areas. Various sized routes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Your papers would be dropped at your home early in the morning, and you would have the whole day to complete your deliveries. Work as much or as little as you want. To apply for this position, please call Capital News Circulation at 250-763-7575 and ask for Richard.

Trades, Technical CEDA is Hiring! Shutdown Labourers & Operators • • • • •

Qualifications include: Physically demanding Clean driver’s abstract Travel within Alberta Class 1/3 driver’s license MED 3 boating license

We’re on the net at www.bcclassified.com

Services

Alternative Health A European Massage. Days/Evenings. New Kelowna number 250-878-8968, Kim

A Heavenly Experience. Massages by Lilly. 250-317-4315

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REIKE SESSIONS Licensed CRA Practioner. Tapping into your unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve health and enhance life quality. Call (250)215-4574

TRUCK Drivers - Class 1 Fort St John, BC Drop off/pick up bin srvc, haul mtls. Clean Lic, 3-4 yrs exp, TDGC, drug screen req’d. Email resume & abstract to hr@abcrecycling.com.

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Financial Services

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Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping

The Tax Pros. Income Tax Service. Orchard Park Mall. 250-762-8206, 250-717-8299

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Sales & Service Directory ACCOUNTING/TAX BOOKEEPING the tax pros

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BATHROOMS

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

CARPENTRY

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COUNTERTOPS

ELECTRIC

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RETIRED CARPENTER

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~ New Construction ~ Remodels ~ WCB & Insured BEST PRICES GUARANTEED Call today for your FREE Consultation 250-469-1102

INCOME TAX SERVICE

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• Decks • Stairs • Railings • Gates • Fencing & Repairs • Doors • Windows • Siding • Expert Painting & Drywall • Multi Trade Skills • References on Request

COUNTERTOPS

CONTRACTORS

48” VANITY DEPTH COUNTERTOP BLOWOUT $

DCR Contracting

e. dcrcontracting@shaw.ca

New construction, additions, kitchen, bath, reno’s, interior/exterior. FREE estimates.

1 color Formica Calacatta Marble .........

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Natural Stone Surfaces

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FRAMING

LAWN AND GARDEN

MOVING & STORAGE

PAINTING/ DECORATING

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Framing & Foundations Quality workmanship at reasonable rates. Free estimates

SPRING SPECIALS, power rake, aeration, fertilizer, tree & hedge pruning, irrigation, residential/ commercial grass cutting & property maintenance, retaining walls, rock work, yard overhauls & clean-ups. FREE QUOTES.

ROOFING

RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free estimates, senior discounts,

member of B.B.B. Fully insured, WCB coverage. All types of shingle roofing & torch on roofing systems. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’

250-765-3191

TRUCKING

TNTTRUCKING

No load too small • BARK MULCH • SAND • GRAVEL • YARD CLEAN-UP • JUNK REMOVAL LIGHT FLAT-DECK Nick Nixon - Trish Nebot Cell 250-862-0821 Office 250-765-2778

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Free estimate, BBB Member Over 30 years experience WCB and Liability coverage VISA and Mastercard accepted Final roof inspector available

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1 man + truck - $49/hr. 2 men + truck - $69/hr Serving the Okanagan for over 20 years. Complete packing & unpacking & junk removal available

PAYLESS MOVING 250-808-2938

RUBBISH REMOVAL RUBBISH REMOVAL Truck load of junk or yard waste loaded and hauled to the dump, ranging from $50-$80 per load + dump fees.

250-878-5210

WELDING

WINTER SERVICE

• Fences • Gates • Railings • Rollcages • Ornamental Iron Work • Aluminium • Stainless & Steel. Tube Bending Specialists. www.getbentmetalfab.ca

250-863-4418

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Visit our showroom at THE AIRPORT BUSINESS PARK Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Family owned & operated for over 40 years

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Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry

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Call 310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

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Services

Services

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Rentals

Transportation

Carpentry/ Woodwork

Machining & Metal Work

Hauling

Misc. Wanted

Homes for Rent

Auto Accessories/Parts

RETIRED Carpenter. Decks, fences,windows,doors,siding, painting&drywall 250-870-8851

Cleaning Services

GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, stainless, steel 863-4418www.getbentmetalfab.ca

Moving & Storage

BOOK your classified ad in the Capital News and for an additional $3.00 we’ll run it in our Big White Magazine. Call 250-763-7114 today! ($3.00 per Big White issue)

Contractors DCR Contracting, New. const., addtions, kitchen, bath, reno’s, int/ext. Free est.250-862-1746 KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas. rates. Free est. 250-979-8948

Countertops REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Electrical ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm., Service Calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. Lic’d, Bonded & Insured. Alan: 250-808-6595 PILATO ELECTRIC. Call Tom Pilato 250-878-1811.

AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 U1ST - MOVING 2 ton. Prices starting at $65/hr. Call 250859-8362. FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 GUARANTEED Lowest Prices, 1 Man + Truck - $49/hour Payless Moving, 250-808-2938

Painting & Decorating LOVE’S PAINTING Interior Residential Senior Specials 250-215-1327, 778-363-1468 WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

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Garden & Lawn AAA LAWN & IRRIGATION Spring Specials! Res./Comm. Free Quotes 250-212-5320 JIM’S MOWING Book a job at www.jimsmowing.ca or call 310-JIMS(5467)

Handypersons HANDYMAN services for your home repairs, upgrades and general maintenance. No job to big or too small. Call Louis for a free quote. 778-363-4263

Home Improvements KWT BATHROOM & TILE. Remodels. New Construction. WCB Insured. 250-469-1102 www.paintspecial.com. 3 rooms for $299! Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT until the job is completed! Free Est. (1) 250-899-3163

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT, until job is completed!

Roofing & Skylights GERMAN MASTER ROOFER. Free estimate. BBB Member Call Steffen, 250-863-8224 RYDER Roofing Ltd. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ Call: 250-765-3191

Rubbish Removal 2 Girls One Truck Rubbish Removal. Truck load $50 - $80 + dump fees. 250-878-5210

Trucking/ Bull Dozing TNT TRUCKING. No load too small. Junk removal, sand, gravel, etc. (250)862-0821 .

Kitchen Cabinets

Pets & Livestock

Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations. GEMINI BATHS: 250862-6991

Feed & Hay

Garage Sales

GRASS hay for sale, $5/bale plus round bales, $65/bale. Delivery. Call: 250-764-7372

Garage Sales

Antiques / Vintage

Coin Op Washing/Dryer machines. Any condition. Can pick up. 250-549-0644 COLLECTOR looking to buy a coin collection. Also looking for coins, bars, medals, ingots from RC Mint, Franklin Mint, US Mint & others. Todd 250864-3521 I make house calls! PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 RECORDS Wanted, Pandosy Books #138-1889 Springfield Rd. nr. Bulk Foods, 861-4995

Will buy old German stuff. Call (250)826-7300

Real Estate

$100 & Under

Houses For Sale

Computer Desk with Hutch Solid. Good Cond. $65 (250)717-1021

Say “OK Big Three”

ATTENTION The Capital News cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition.

Merchandise for Sale

$300 & Under 7 day Adult Alpine or Nordic Skiing or Boarding pkg $350 Call Daisy 1-(416)- 364- 9619

$500 & Under China Cabinet Good Cond. $500 Firm! (250)717-1021 STANDARD size CANOE. Excellent condition.$500 OBO. (250)681-3658

Free Items FREE: black simulated leather chair & loveseat, 2 cushioned larger sofa, rocker chair & recliner chair (great working cond.) Phone: (778)478-2211 FREE pick up, appliances or any kind of metal, $10 for electronic PU. Phone: 801-9975

Firewood/Fuel BOOK your classified ad in the Capital News and for an additional $3.00 we’ll run it in our Big White Magazine. Call 250-763-7114 today! ($3.00 per Big White issue)

Dry Applewood, P/U load $150, Full Cord Split - $300, Not Split - $225, Green - $185. Serge: 250-215-9273 FIR Firewood. Delivered. Full size pick up. $150/load. Dave (778)-480-1173, 250-878-5710

Furniture SLIDE INTO COMFORT w/ A BRAND NEW QUEEN MATTRESS $160. Still in plastic, mfg. warranty. 250.870.2562

Fruit & Vegetables

250-763-7114

HAZELDELL ORCHARDS Apple Juice For Sale 5 Litre Boxes 3 Varieties Call: 250-862-4997 for pick-up

By Owner 1 acre Okanagan Lake View Lot off Tronson Rd, serviced, secure w/private lake access. Offers. 250-275-1626

Mobile Homes & Parks ✰

While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only, calculated at the appropriate discount level. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

3Bdrm front of house, 1281 Pheasant St. Close to all ammens, $1200 + utils, NS, NP, Avail NOW, 250-470-7291 6BD House, FS, WD, DW, NP. Rutland. $1600+ utils. Call 250-317-4843 AFFORDABLE LUXURY BETTER THAN NEW Completely redone beauty, over 2100 sq ft on one level. Many features not found in an new home in this price range. 9 new app.4 rooms with fireplaces, huge birch kitchen, hardwood and tile flooring, built in wall to wall entertainment centre, huge garage, lots of parking. Country setting, Vernon area. Compare value, you won’t be disappointed. $479,900 403- 5402991

While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.

AAA Service 24/7, Cash For Cars. Call Paul Haul. (250)808-9593 LYLE’S TOWING. FREE REMOVAL of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. (250)-765-8537

Say “OK Big Three”

to advertise in the Capital News, the Vernon Morning Star and the Penticton Western News! Call 250-763-7114 or email your ad to

Featuring SIERRAS family community, or single and multi-section homes for your property. 250-769-6614 www.accenthomes.ca

Townhouses

Auto Financing

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&H Auto Sales & Moving Supply Centre, formerly at 1156 Richter St., has relocated to new premises at 2320 Highway 97 N (across from Jysk and next to One Board Shop). Owned and operated by Randy May and Linda Hayes, M&H has a good supply of top quality pre-owned trucks, cars, SUVs and vans for sale. Most of their vehicles are priced under $10,000. On the moving supply centre side of the business, M&H is a UHaul and supply dealer/centre, providing a full line of equipment from car haulers to 26-foot movers, along with boxes, covers, bags, packing materials, rope and tie downs, tape and protective items and hitch and trailer accessories. Everything that you would need to move a long or short distance. Call 250-712-1222 or go to www.mhautosaleskelowna.com. The Kelowna and District Share Society celebrates 36 years of helping the Okanagan in 2014. Elected board members are Bruce Hollett (chair); Shirley Hutt (vice-chair); Cathie Harnett (secretary/treasurer); and directors Christopher Butler, Carey Earl, Robert Garnett, Robert McLaughlin,

Stan Nisbet and Ken Parker. The primary mandate of SHARE is to help needy people in real and practical ways. Their large thrift store at 581 Gaston Ave. continues to provide to those who temporarily find themselves in difficult circumstances. Last year, under the direction of managers Terry Anderson and Jacob Kasum, the thrift store staff and volunteers provided over 800 referred residents with a much needed “help up, not a hand out” in the form of household goods. Thousands of useful items pass through their doors each year. Stock is running low and they are eager to fill the shelves once again, asking for support from the community who may have saleable items that you no longer need. Donations can be dropped off at the depot, including furniture, except no major kitchen appliances. Truck pick-up can be arranged by calling 250-763-8117. Congratulations to lawyer Garry Benson, with Benson Law LLP, and Nikki Calloway, with Quails’ Gate winery, on their recent engagement in Honduras. Another longtime anniversary. The Ensign brothers celebrate their 30th anniversary of the incorporation of their first company. Thanks to the foresight of their late father, Russ Ensign, the three boys—Rusty, Chris and Cam—started with a gravel pit. When that pit ran out of gravel, they developed it into the Westbank Industrial Park, where their business is located at 2663 Au-

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RANDY May, co-owner of the M&H Autos Sales & Moving Supply Centre, is joined outside the business’s new Highway 97 North location in Kelowna, with staff member Carol Ryan. burn Rd. in West Kelowna.  Along with their sister Shauna Bakala, the Ensigns developed the Shannon Heights residential subdivision. Now working on their third gravel pit, the boys have moved a great amount of material over the years. They specialize in excavation; site development and demolition, heavy equipment (sand/gravel/decorative rock) top soil, trucking masonry sand and golf course sand. Of course, they can’t forget their mother Doreen, who patiently listened to all the discussions that took place. Call 250-769-7298 www.ensignbros.com.  Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 Crime Stoppers Appreciation Awards. They are

former Kelowna RCMP superintendent Bill McKinnon (Police Officer of the Year); Pro Sign with owners Doug and Jeff Gossoo (Business Sponsor) and Bruce Smith (Media Award). McKinnon made the Crime Stoppers program an important part of the crime solving strategy during his time heading up the Kelowna RCMP detachment. Pro Sign started their relationship with Crime Stoppers in the late 1970s and has been an ardent supporter of the program for many years, providing quality signs and banners at a reduced cost so that the program can use the savings to support their initiatives. Smith is the voice that you hear that strikes fear into those

who have outstanding arrest warrants on the Mugshots program every Wednesday at news hour, hosted by Global Okanagan. Smith is now the communications officer for the regional district.    Licensed optician Lana Belvis, owner of Inspired Eyes Creative Eyewear, has been providing mobile optical care to homes and workplaces for the past three years. Belvis has now opened a new boutique location downtown at 1560 Pandosy St. She offers a full line of prescription eyewear and sunglasses for men and women, low vision magnifiers, ready readers and frame adjustment and repairs. She specializes in rare, innovative eyewear and customized

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parties can meet basically anywhere. Smith is a chartered mediator and chartered arbitrator with ADR Canada and is a member of the civil and family roster with Mediate B.C. He is certified to mediate and arbitrate civil and family disputes by the Law Society of B.C. Call 778-484-8168; www.justfamilysolutions.ca.   The West Kelowna Chiropractic Centre for Health has opened in West Kelowna at 3713 Hoskins Rd. Owned and operated by Dr. Dwight Nelson, the centre specializes in treating neuromuscular conditions that cause neck pain, headaches and low back pain using flexion distraction and trigger point therapy as well as deep tissue massage. Dr. Nelson has 29 years of experience in his industry and also offers corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, nutritional counselling and spinal and postural screenings. Open Monday to Friday and half days on Saturday. Call 778-436-2120; www.westkelownachiro.com. Tom Styffe has been re-elected as board chair and Connie Denesiuk was re-elected as vice chair of Okanagan College’s board of governors each for a one year terms. Pushor Mitchell LLP has two new partners. Andrew Brunton provides business owners and individuals with advice and services in business law, real estate law and wills and estates. Taryn Moore handles family law mat-

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lowna airport information kiosk and the visitor centre in 2013, and almost 3,100 hours during her entire time with Tourism Kelowna. “Volunteers are a key component of our visitor centers and Tourism Kelowna is very grateful to the dedication and enthusiasm that our 26 volunteers give to our visitors and operations, ” said Chris Lewis, visitor sales and service manager. If you would like to volunteer in and positive and fun environment give Chris a call at 250-8611515, local 207, or email chris@tourismkelowna. com.   The Okanagan Chefs Association and Okanagan College will cohost a Free Valentine’s Dinner at First United Church (Richter and Bernard in downtown Kelowna) on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. Former Kelowna veteran broadcaster Don Shafer (Astral Media) is leading the Roundhouse Radio team’s bid for a new radio station in

Vancouver. During their opening remarks at the CRTC licensing hearing on Jan. 29, another Kelowna local Rick Pusher, said Shafer was more than a team leader and CEO, but also a shareholder, director and president of the board of directors of Roundhouse Radio, a community broadcasting initiative for downtown Vancouver. It’s Clinique Bonus Time at Hudson’s Bay from now until Feb. 23 with their #1 best-selling moisturizer and more. Free is your seven piece gift set with the purchase of $31 or more, which is an $85 value. While supplies last. Dr. Brett Wade, author of the Ekahi Method, will host a seminar Saturday, Feb. 15, 8:30 a.m., at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre which teaches people how their energy affects relationships and health. Do you ever wonder why you struggle to find happiness in your relationships? Are you curious why you are

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est trending styles for men and women in casual, formal and wedding categories. There will be readings from the book, door prizes, a mystery grand prize and free admission. Call 250-869-8429. The books are available on Amazon. com. Birthdays of the week: Sergio Cunial, Ramada Hotel (Feb. 7); Jim Juba (Feb. 7); Bob Brown (Feb. 8); Tim Light, Kelowna firefighter (Feb. 11); Cathy Wahowski, Rona (Feb. 9); Laura Appleby (Feb. 9); Gerald Klatt (Feb. 10); Steven Warne (Feb. 11); Kasha Lanyon (Feb. 11); Bruno Curatolo and his motherin-law Rosemary Wilson (both Feb. 12).  Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna city councillor and local hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546, fax 250-860-3173, email maxdehart@telus.net.

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A social media campaign to find a kidney donor is offering a West Kelowna woman new hope for a healthy future and an unexpected surge of support. Diabetes landed Leona Godin, 42, on dialysis for the better part of eight years, and the organ donation list for the last six of those years. “It’s been hard to find a kidney, due to high antibodies, and a rarer blood type,” she said, noting that

her blood type is B-positive, which only four in 100 people have. Frustrated, her partner Rick Moodie took matters into his own hands, and tapped into their online community for a solution. “He wakes up first thing in the morning and goes on Facebook and then when he comes back from work, he’s on there until 11 p.m.,” Godin said. “He’s just an amazing person.” As he scrolls through the page they’ve named Leona Kidney, he finds everything from well wish-

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Paul Hergott behaved towards each other, more specifically dad toward mom. I have been very slow to learn about how my own intolerances and tone can impact on those around me. I shudder to think about how many of my less-than-optimal behaviours and mannerisms are being picked up by my children! I am thankful to retired police officer, Bob Sherman, for this week’s column topic. He e-mailed me with the suggestion that I ask my readers: “At what age do

youth generally begin to learn to drive?” Bob’s career in policing has given him a compelling perspective on driver safety. He noted in his e-mail: “In 31 years of policing, I’ve been to a lot of crashes, many of them fatals. People don’t realize that their car is a little tin can, easily made into a wad of scrap.” How would you respond to Bob’s question? Does your mind immediately turn (like mine did)

to age 16 when our youth may begin British Columbia’s graduated licensing program?  Bob suggests a much different answer; one that shows an important insight into our learned behaviours, recognizing the way they are passed down like the unpleasant intolerance passed down from me through my children. British Columbia’s graduated licensing program is outlined on

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